Not Helping: How Some Republicans Are Hurting Black Voter Outreach Effort

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A Sticky Situation

Virginia state Sen. Frank Ruff doesn't like the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. But comparing reliance on promised funds to provide health insurance for thousands of low-income Virginians to a "tar baby" may be taking his opposition too far. He says he was referring to a "sticky situation," but most other people, particularly African-Americans, consider it to be a racial slur.

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